Favorite SW and Ordnance in ASL,and why?

Discussion in 'Advanced Squad Leader' started by thedrake, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. thedrake

    thedrake Active Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Slidell,Louisiana
    Curious as to what fellow ASL players favorite SW's and pieces of Ordnance to play with in the game,and why.

    SW--the .50cal. HMG Always have had good luck using this piece as it is very effective against a variety of targets (Infantry, unarmored vehicles and light AFV's,and even aircraft.) Helps to get favorable ROF too.

    (Would have gone with Japanese 50 MTR but always seem to run out of Special Ammo on first or second DR.)

    Ordnance--Russian 203 ART Ok it has no ROF, no IF, and may take a turn to even get a hit on a target. But when this thing hits , it hits hard. Perfect for eastern European urban renewal.

    Look forward to hearing other players choices.
     
  2. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Knee mortar - the bag o' tricks

    Ordnance...StuGs count right? :)
     
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  3. Capt. Batguano

    Capt. Batguano Active Member

    351
    Jan 8, 2013
    Edmonton, Alberta
    81/82mm mortars and the 60mm mortar.
    Super nasty weapons and versatile with smoke,WP, star shell. Nice range. Sure HMGs have a ROF of 3 as well, (and they can set up in a building which is a major advantage over the MTR), but for some reason I always seem to have more ROFs streaks with the mortars.
     
  4. Swiftandsure

    Swiftandsure Robin Reeve Silver Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    St-Légier
    The Swiss knife.
    Neither the Germans, nor the Russians, nor the Western Allies ever dared to invade Switzerland because of that weapon.

    Seriously, I cannot choose.
    It depends what date, what theater of operations.
    I like the German MMG : light to carry (3PP so a brokie can rout with it), good FP and range.
    Of course 50-82 mm mortars with smoke are nice too - their high ROF makes them quite nasty beasts - much more than large, slow firing behemoths.
    I would have a preference for the Russian 82 mm, as you can fire it once and then dismantle it or assemble it and fire it once.
     
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  5. SW: That heavy, lump o' crap sniper magnet lt. mtr.
    It's versatile (semi) portable OBA for those early war campaign games and relatively static scenarios.
    There's nothing like a good mortar rate of fire tear!

    Ordnance: the flakvierling.
    Meatchoppers rule, and they also make early armor very wary.

    Ordnance on tracks: SiG33b.
    I hardly ever hit anything with it, but when you manage to do it, ...BOOOMMM!!!! :)
     
  6. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    German 81mm MTR as it has a close range of 2 hexes. I bet in a stiff breeze the crew ate some shrapnel. Quad 20L. Probably underpowered in ASL.

    Hmm, SW? Tough call. FTs are nice. 50cal is nice. Knee Mortar, best of all the mortars. BAZ45 has WP (it'd be a winner if it had a better depletion number). PSK kills almost everything it hits. 75 RCL are nice. German MMG is portable and with range. Russian ATR has a nice kill # and super portable.
     
  7. jimfer

    jimfer Member

    755
    Feb 3, 2003
    Fort Worth Texas
    The DC! Why? I love the site of falling buildings, collapsing bridges and the occasional self inflicted disaster when thrown.
     
  8. Swiftandsure

    Swiftandsure Robin Reeve Silver Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    St-Légier
    The DC is also excellent when not used, being a lurking threat, like the OBA SR hovering over the battlefield.
     
  9. FrankJ

    FrankJ Cap'n Crud Silver Supporting Member

    107
    Apr 4, 2004
    Castle Rock Co.
    The Russian 76mm ART gun is my all time favorite. I love that gun.

    For support, I like the MGs ability to reposition and lay fire lanes.
     
  10. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    That's what I love about FTs. The possibility of that 24 flat often matters much more than the actual X'ing on the first shot. ;) It just has to be accounted for...you can bully your opponent with it without ever setting it off.
     
  11. bendizoid

    bendizoid Official ***** Dickweed

    Sep 11, 2006
    Viet Nam
    I'm going with the Piat. People tend not to respect them enough (me included) and then they tag a King Tiger in the flank.

    Then I'm going with the Jumbo version of the Sherman Catolopie or whatever they called it. The Sherman with a giant rack of 82mm rockets. Put a gyro on that thing and a Ronson FT in the hull, and good to go, lol.
     
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  12. Roy

    Roy Living in Brownbackistan

    Oct 1, 2003
    Wichita
    German HMG, because it's still usable when dismantled.

    Doorknocker because it makes my brain hurt trying to come up with useful ways to be successful with it.
     
  13. hongkongwargamer

    hongkongwargamer Well-Known Member

    US 57 RCL - it’s 3pp, offers a chance for a crit (esp vs ITT) and it packs a punch!
     
  14. Honza

    Honza The Art Of Wargames Silver Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    Oxfordshire
    The Japanese 12.7mm AA Gun. Love the 3 ROF (2 when firing IFE) and the 12FP IFE. Plus it can set up HIP and is a small target.

    The German HMG 7FP and only 4PP.
     
  15. GeorgeBates

    GeorgeBates Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Live at Budokan
    StuGs always count.
     
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  16. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    You. I like you.
     
  17. GeorgeBates

    GeorgeBates Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Live at Budokan
    Moi?
    MissPiggy.jpg

    Personally, I never met a mortar I didn't like, but the 60mm Brandt is just right...
     
  18. volgaG68

    volgaG68 Fighting WWII One DR At A Time Silver Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Hays, KS
    I like those little 37* SW Ordnance that the French and US use.
     
  19. Yuri0352

    Yuri0352 Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2014
    25-30 Hexes
    And the Japanese as well!
     
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  20. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    Don't forget the Japanese, too.
     
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